We'd attended the hot air balloon festival earlier in the day so we were a bit late getting there and arrived just in time to see Reilly. Though my kids were familiar with this band, I can't say that I'd really paid attention to them much before this event but I will from now on. I was very impressed by this band and not just with their music. I loved the fact that they made it clear Who their songs were about and shared their love for Christ boldly with the audience. In fact, we had a chance to meet them when they were off stage and I took the opportunity to tell them how much I appreciated them sharing their faith and a bit of their testimony.
I've attended 'Christian' concerts for years- since I was in high school- and I've taken the kids to some. I've been dismayed that some bands have chosen not to speak about their faith and I really think they are missing a wonderful opportunity because there are many people that go to the concerts that haven't heard about God's love. Which got me thinking- is it fair for me to expect these bands to talk about God? I assume that they will because after all, it is a Christian concert and they are a Christian band why wouldn't they want to share the salvation message with others? That no matter who you are, or what you've done, there is a God that loves YOU enough to send His one and only Son to die on the cross so that you can experience salvation? That is his gift to you and all you need to do is except it? So, is it fair to assume that these bands will share their faith just because they are in a position of influence? Am I sharing my faith? Hasn't the Lord given us all an area of influence? Hmmm...I have to admit that personally I was a bit convicted by that thought. In the meantime, I'll leave you with some pictures of our day. And if you missed it, be sure to check out my post on 15 Tips to Maximize Enjoyment at Summer Concerts.